I'm really keen to do a skills exchange with someone who would like to swap a pair of hand knitted socks for a quilted item made by me.
Ideally I would like to swap with someone who is already an experienced sock knitter, who has a pattern they think I might like, and who even has yarn in their stash that would work for this project.
In exchange, I will make a quilted item using fabric from my stash and a design of the other person's choice. I'm thinking that a quilted pillow/cushion cover or two would be a fair swap for a pair of socks, but I don't really know how long it would take to knit a pair of socks so I'm definitely willing to negotiate on this point. By the way, I'm using a pillow/cushion cover as an example to show the scale of the project I have in mind - if you wanted to swap something different (for example, a mini quilt, a table runner, a laptop sleeve etc) just let me know.
I've included the pictures to give a flavour of the types of socks that have caught my eye. I am by no means set on any of these patterns or yarns, but I can tell from the pictures that caught my eye that I like a bit of interest either in the texture of the knitting or the colour and variegation of the yarn. I also love these socks, and these and these, all knitted by Amanda at hey porkchop.
All of the pictures should take you to the flickr page of the maker if you click on them - these are definitely not my own work.
If you are interested in this skills exchange, drop me an email at adrianneonthewindyside at gmail dot com!
P.S. If you're wondering "why don't you ask your mum to knit you some socks - clearly she has knitting skillz?", I have, and she has agreed to have a go even though she's never knitted socks before. I just thought this would be fun too!